I make music as a hobby since 2004. I started by playing with GarageBand, then switched to FL Studio. Anything inspire me, be it a mood, a weird sound, the weather, or else.
I don't really play instruments, but I'm very good at percussions of any type. So, I can say that I can play anything that can produce noise, be it a bang, a clic, a whir, a thump, a clang... Well, I think you get the idea.
I use a mix of FL Studio and Sound Forge, with a lot of plugins. Not much else.
Since I do only computer-base music, I don't use very much hardware, with the exception of my Sony F-V120 (in the rare cases when I sing) and my Sennheiser HD457 headphones. Does my car counts as a ambiphonic listening studio?
1. Art Of Noise / In-No-Sense? Nonsense!
2. Future Sound Of London / ISDN
3. Download / Furnace
4. Pet Shop Boys / Actually
5. Dead Voices On Air / How Hollow Heart
6. Numb / Blood Meridian
7. Front Line Assembly / Tactical Neural Implant
8. Ministry / Psalm 69
9. Mange L'Ours Mange / Psychorama 2080
10. Delerium / Spheres
My major influence is 808 State, with a distant hint of Dead Voices On Air in my exploration of new sounds. I'm also inspired by the old Delerium albums (from Faces, Forms, and Illusions to Spheres) in my darker moments. You can also feel a little Art Of Noise taint. Not their genius at constructing tracks from really anything, but more their goofy and do-not-take-us-too-seriously side. And it may sounds like a big cliché, but I think that any electronic artist should name Kraftwerk as an influence.
My music can be described as a mishmash of electro, drum'n'bass, techno, cold ambient, downtempo, or anything else electronic-related. In fact, I like to flirt with a lot of styles.
Outside of my secret studio, I'm a journalist for the Abitibi Express weekly newspaper. My job is to cover the news about the mining and forest industries of my region, and anything related to education and health. I also flirt with local politics, but not very much.